Approximately half of the Tanzanian population practices Christianity. The major denominations for Christians are Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican, with a small percentage of Tanzanians adherents to other Christian denominations, including Baptist and Pentecostal.
Muslims, who account for approximately 35% to 40% of the population, have traditionally been concentrated along the coast, represented mainly by Sunni Islam and various small communities of Ismaili.
There are also active communities of Hindus and Sikhs. The remainder of the population follows the traditional religions centred on ancestor worship, the land and various ritual objects. These beliefs are confined to remote areas.
All but the smallest villages have a mosque, a church or both, and almost every Tanzanian identifies with some religion.